How to Survive the Sea - Jennifer Christgau-Aquino

my children, my children


at this line of sand,

water and brine

salivate for your toes


the tide is hungry


we offer this

hollow driftwood

to fortress a circle


around your limbs


huddle inside

the pop of kelp

the shine of this shell


when the sea lurches


thirst for the

stiffness of sand

tough toes


brace

Jennifer Christgau-Aquino is a fiction writer, poet and journalist. Her byline has appeared in the Huffington Post, Forbes, Houzz, The Six Fifty, BrainChild, The Dime Show Review and Third Wednesday. She writes, puzzles, runs and hobbles bonsai trees from her Bay Area home.

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